Tuesday, January 27, 2009

There Is Something About Kids

My oldest grandson enchanted my extended family when he was younger by singing "I Am A Child Of God". He was about 3 and it was brand new to them. The sound of a child singing is a beautiful thing, even if it isn't perfect. Of course, my grandson sounded perfect, but I don't have him recorded.

I found this little angel though. She's not singing "I Am A Child Of God", but she is singing my absolute favorite arrangement of "The Lord's Prayer".


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Herminator's Intelligent Thinker's Movement

When in the course of human events...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
Pursuit of Happiness.

We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Gives you goose bumps, doesn't it? Our founding documents are inspiring and as close to scripture as any sectarian document can be. The Declaration of Independence also says "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

A man I greatly admire, Herman Cain, believes that we must Take Back Our Government. In his words, "We, the people, must be able to provide succinct and intelligent feedback to Congress frequently and persistently. We can then hold them accountable intelligently at election time, which is our only leverage for holding their feet to the fire."

Have you called your Senator, your Congressman, your governor or your mayor? Have you told them what you want them to do? Have you written to them, emailed them? If you agree that our elected officials are not responsive to our wishes, check out H.I.T.M. If you don't agree with Herman, no problem. Find your own way, but let's take back America!

Monday, January 5, 2009

8 Things

1. Post rules on your Blog
2. Answer the 6 "8" Items
3. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving them a comment.

8 Favorite Shows
  • NCIS
  • Monk
  • Psych
  • What Not To Wear
  • Glenn Beck (it will be when it starts Jan 19)
  • Andy Griffith
  • Designed to Sell
  • Good Eats

8 Things I Did Yesterday

  • Read the Sunday School lesson before class ;)
  • Directed music
  • Read blogs
  • Studied Seminary lesson
  • Cooked dinner
  • Flirted with Ronald darling
  • Emailed an old friend
  • Went to bed on time!

8 Things I Look Forward To

  • No mortgage
  • Losing 60 more pounds
  • Retirement
  • Dental Work (really)
  • Seeing my kids and grandkids
  • Dinner at Tumbleweeds
  • Seeing my brother and sister in law
  • Vacation

8 Favorite Restaurants

  • Tumbleweeds
  • Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse
  • Applebees
  • Olive Garden
  • Red Lobster
  • Spaghetti Warehouse
  • Any Chinese Buffet
  • Cici's

8 Things on My Wish List

  • Singing with the Mormon Tabernacle choir
  • On stage in The Music Man (or any other musical comedy)
  • Riding in a hot air balloon
  • Enactment of the Fair Tax
  • 401k returning to last year's balance
  • Promotion and raise at work
  • Appearing on What Not To Wear
  • New house in new location

8 People to Tag

  • Crazy Town
  • Hudson Haven Happenings
  • Run Run Rudolphs
  • You Always Burn the First Pancake
  • Williams Family
  • Crazy and Happy Home
  • Just Another Day in Paradise
  • And the secret tag-ee; are you it? Let me know!